Litter Size

How many babies does a Eastern rock elephant shrew have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Eastern rock elephant shrews are in a litter?

A Eastern rock elephant shrew (Elephantulus myurus) usually gives birth to around 1 babies.With 3 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 3 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 52 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 8 grams (0.02 lbs) and measure 8 cm (0′ 4″). They are a member of the Macroscelididae family (genus: Elephantulus). An adult Eastern rock elephant shrew grows up to a size of 12.8 cm (0′ 6″).

To have a reference: Humans obviously usually have a litter size of one ;). Their babies are in the womb of their mother for 280 days (40 weeks) and reach an average size of 1.65m (5′ 5″). They weight in at 62 kg (137 lbs), which is obviously highly individual, and reach an average age of 75 years.

The average litter size of a Eastern rock elephant shrew is 1

The eastern rock elephant shrew or eastern rock sengi (Elephantulus myurus) is a species of elephant shrew in the family Macroscelididae. It is found in Botswana, Mozambique, South Africa, and Zimbabwe. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry lowland grassland and rocky areas.

Other animals of the family Macroscelididae

Eastern rock elephant shrew is a member of the Macroscelididae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Eastern rock elephant shrew

Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a Eastern rock elephant shrew

Other animals that usually reach the age of 1.08 years:

Animals with the same weight as a Eastern rock elephant shrew

What other animals weight around 59 grams (0.13 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Eastern rock elephant shrew

Also reaching around 12.8 cm (0′ 6″) in size do these animals: